Cebu’s PADS team eyes paradragon title in dragonboat race in France

Mars G. Alison 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After clinching the title of the first paradragon category of the 14th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Nations Championships in Pattaya, Thailand last August, Cebu’s Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat…

PADS to compete in Under 24 category in dragon boat competition in Thailand

Mars G. Alison 08/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team will be put to an acid test as they begin their history-making campaign this weekend, August 23 and 24, in the ongoing 14th…

PADS team to compete in Dragon Boat championships in Thailand

Mars G. Alison 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than bringing honor to the Philippines, the Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team-manned Philippine Paradragon Elite Team, wants to bring their advocacy to the global stage. That is to…

Interim disability grading in seafarer’s claims

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/10/2018

The declaration for interim disability grade is merely an initial determination of a seafarer’s condition for the time being and cannot be considered as a definite prognosis. Without a valid final and definitive assessment from the company-designated…

Parade kicks off National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

07/17/2018

Persons with disabilites (PWDs) from different Cebu City barangays convened at the Cebu City Hall for the 40th celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPRW) on Tuesday afternoon (July 17). The week-long celebration aims…

Dubious Certificate of Fitness in disability claims

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/16/2018

The Supreme Court warned companies from issuing dubious Certificate of Fitness which it described as “a ploy that aims to take advantage of the worker’s lack of sufficient legal knowledge and his desperate circumstances.” The Supreme Court…

Man nabbed for rape of woman with disability

Benjie B. Talisic 03/10/2018

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Friday after a 26-year-old woman accused him of raping her in a northern town in Cebu. Bartolome Libores was arrested after the woman, who is a person with a disability, and…

Mandaue marks National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

Cristelita E. Boco, Norman Mendoza 07/17/2017

    THE Mandaue City government kicked off the celebration of 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week yesterday at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex. The event was attended by persons with disabilities (PWDs)…

Overcoming disability

Aeshiel Jenn S. Losaynon 06/10/2017

Cebu-based PWDs share thoughts on their struggles to find a job Words like “there is no vacancy,” “We’ll call you” and “the post you applied for is already filled” are a source of dread and disappointment for…

Sisters overcome disability to excel in school

Norman V. Mendoza 06/03/2017

DESPITE their disability, sisters Aleja and Jean Balingit are determined to realize their dreams, and they are not alone in their journey to fulfill them. Eleven-year-old Aleja is an incoming Grade 6 pupil and consistent honor student…

Forum updates PWDs on their rights, benefits

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/18/2017

Groups of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from all over Cebu attended a forum on their rights, privileges and benefits at the Social Hall of Cebu City Hall last Friday. Dubbed “Ang Pagtambayayong Alang Sa Atong Kaigsuonang PWD…

Special lanes for seniors, PWDs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/23/2017

HAVE you ever accompanied your old parents or grandparents to church and had to stand throughout the Holy Mass since there are no more vacant seats? Or having to line up a long queue in order to…

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